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Revisions suggested 12/10/13[edit]

Please copy record tweet information from “Growth” section to the “Record Tweets” section. The heading “Record Tweets” only has two record tweets under it, and would be improved by adding more record tweets from the “Growth” section.

The first paragraph of the “Issues and Controversies” section should be altered. Most of the paragraph leads the reader to assume that Twitter has played a large role in the Arab Spring. Then the last sentence discredits that line of thought by stating only a small fraction of the population of Arab Spring countries are active on Twitter. Please revise to state a debate exists as to the size of the role Twitter has had in these revolutions. Twitter revolutions should possibly have its own heading, where this debate can be summarized.

The following text should be included to introduce the Arab Spring section of the first paragraph of “Issues and Controversies”. In 2009, the Western world projected Twitter onto the green revolution in Iran. Twitter did play a role in the uprising, but not to the extent the Western media said it did. An extreme minority of Iranians used Twitter at that point in time. Twitter did help publicize the events of the green revolution in an otherwise secretive and closed country, but Twitter did not drive the masses into the streets of Tehran. source: http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/morozovch1.pdf

Whisper Systems[edit]

There is no mention of Whisper Systems in the "Privacy and security" section (or anywhere else in the article, for that matter). It was acquired by Twitter in 2011. [1] --Dodi 8238 (talk) 15:39, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

This could be a "See also" but it is not directly related to the website of Twitter.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:19, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Never mind. It can be found on List of mergers and acquisitions by Twitter. --Dodi 8238 (talk) 23:56, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Request edit on 10 March 2014[edit]


The sentence in the first paragraph that reads: 'Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them' is incorrect and misleading because one has to be registered in order to even read tweets. Therefore the sentence should be removed, and for additional clarity the word 'registered' should be inserted between 'enables' and 'users' in the first sentence.

I have tried to access twitter without being registered and ascertained that it does not work.

"81.178.244.176 (talk) 01:02, 13 March 2014 (UTC)"

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X mark.svg Not done I don't know what profile you're trying to view, but when I attempted to view this profile while logged out, I was still able to read tweets. gsk 01:05, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
The wording is correct. It is not necessary to have an account or log in to read tweets, only to post them. This can be checked for example with Barack Obama's Twitter feed. The exception is accounts where the tweets are protected, but most accounts do not use this feature.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:46, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Boolean-search feature is available in Twitter[edit]

Headine-1: How Boolean Search Improves Your Social Media Monitoring

QUOTE: “ Many of the main social networks accept some form of traditional Boolean search operators, as well as their own, to help users identify specific information about content, brand mentions, even other users.” [This article has five tips, and high praise.] — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 19:32, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Twitter trolling an effective weapon for Global War of Terror[edit]

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20140403.aspx Here even the U.S. State Department found it effective to assign people to respond to terrorist tweets.

Do we have a better source for this? Hcobb (talk) 11:23, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Links[edit]

>> Turkey urges social media firms to pay taxLihaas (talk) 13:30, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 April 2014[edit]

Although Twitter is the first to use SMS to broadcast texts, the University of Michigan used a program called B-page written in C, to broadcast the same amount of information to text pagers in 1998. Sm0knGun (talk) 00:56, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Cannolis (talk) 01:35, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

correction or enhancement for lead section[edit]

Currently in the lead paragraph there is a list of local offices referenced by ...#cite-note-10 this could more appropriately be referenced to https://about.twitter.com/company & include non-American offices — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.103.131.195 (talk) 01:52, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Request edit on 19 May 2014[edit]


The following sources are not returning the correct page. I have provided the source number, the incorrect link and the correct link below:

6. engineering.twitter.com/2011/04/twitter-search-is-now-3x-faster_1656.html - https://blog.twitter.com/2011/twitter-search-now-3x-faster 13. engineering.twitter.com/2011/05/engineering-behind-twitters-new-search.html - https://blog.twitter.com/2011/engineering-behind-twitter%E2%80%99s-new-search-experience

Twitter have not implemented an automatic redirect on these links.

There are more, but as this is my first edit I'll work on them slowly. Thank you.

Steve Stretton (talk) 10:35, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Implemented 03:51, 7 June 2014 (UTC) by —My Ubuntu (talk)

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Semi-protected edit request on 8 June 2014[edit]

Please add additional event under Growth section right before "On June 4, 2014, Twitter announced that it will acquire." Please add On March 27, 2014, Twitter announced a new music strategy [1]> but did not provide further details on the strategy but industry experts [2] predict the strategy involves pushing Twitter towards a music platform. Ec2929 (talk) 02:57, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Wall Street Journal (March 27, 2014). "Twitter to Relaunch Music Strategy". Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Chang, Elizabeth. "Twitter’s Big Weakness and Why It Could Fail". K-Pop Meets the USA. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Same blog - same problem. The young lady writes intelligently, but is not a reliable source for the claims. Thanks, Older and ... well older (talk) 15:11, 8 June 2014 (UTC)